List of all the languages in alphabetical list

List of all the languages in the world [2020]

In the last post, we have discussed the number of languages in the world. In this post, we discuss the various recorded languages in the world and I will share with you the ultimate list of all the languages in the world 2020 which has been updated in 2020.

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How many languages are there in the world

There are thousands of languages in the world and despite all the search people could not collect the complete list of all the languages in the world as many of the languages go extinct.

Each of these written systems has several scripts that have been preserved on stone tablets, papyrus, paper, and now online.

There are many tribes that have no contact with modern civilization and it will take many more years before we can even get the complete list of languages spoken in the world.

Update June 2020: We have changed the list of languages of the world into alphabetical order. It will help our readers who are either linguists or aspiring polyglots who are already on their way to master their favorite languages.

List of All the Languages in the World

There are more than 7,000 languages in the world today and these languages are spoken by 7.7 Billion people who live in 200 countries.

We have written a post which answers the question How many Languages are there in the world please check it out.

List of languages of the world in alphabetical order

Linguists work hard and research about the cultures in the world and learn about what kind of languages the people in these cultures and civilizations spoke.

There are hundreds of linguists who help discover the written communications of some of the ancient civilizations.

Languages that start with A

Abaza Language

The Abaza language is a language spoken by the Abazins people in Russia and in Turkey. Abaza language is one of the official languages in Karachay-Cherkessia.

The Abaza language is spoken by 35,000 Russians and about 10,000 people in Turkey.

  • For more information, you can visit the first Abaza Language Online Dictionary Abazinka.

Abellen Language

The Abellen language is known by different names such as Abenlen, Aburlin, and Ayta Abellen. Abellen language is spoken in Tarlac province situated in the Philippines.

There are about 3,000 people who speak Abellen language in the Aeta communities of the Philippines.

Abenaki Language

Abenaki language is also known as Abnaki. The Abenaki language is spoken in the Quebec province of Canada and some northern states of New England in the United States of America.

The Abenaki language is endangered and there are only 5 known people who speak it today. The last person who spoke fluent Abenaki was Madeline Shay of the Penobscot tribe.

Madeline Shay the last known fluent speaker of Abenaki language died in 1993.

Famous Abenaki Language literature, writers and their books

  • Henry Lorne Masta wrote Abenaki Legends, Grammar, and Place Names in 1932.
  • Jesse Bruchac wrote The Language of Basket Making, Mosbas and the Magic Flute, The Woman and the Kiwakw, Nisnol Siboal: Two Rivers: Poems in English and Abenaki, The Gospel of Mark Translated into the Abenaki Indian, English and French Languages.
  • Joseph Laurent wrote New Familiar Abenakis and English Dialogues: The First Ever Published on the Grammatical System.
  • Joseph Bruchac wrote Indian mountain, and other poems (1971), Native American animal stories, The native American sweat lodge : history and legends, and many more books.

Abkhaz Language

Abkhaz is also spelled as Abxaz. Abkhaz is also known by its other name Abkhazian. It is spoken by the Abkhaz people who live in different countries including Turkey, Adjara, Syria, Jordan, Russia, and many western countries.

The Abkhaz language is spoken by approximately 100,000 people.

Adangme or Dangme Language

The Adangme language is also sometimes known as Dangme language, Dangme, or Adangbi. Adangme language is a Kwa language and it is spoken mostly in the south-eastern Ghana region.

The Adangme language is spoken by the Dangme (Dangmeli) people.

There are more than 800,000 speakers of Andangme/Dangme/Dangme/Adangbi language.

Adangbe Language

Agotime Language is also known as Adangbe, Dangbe, and Adangbe language. It is spoken mostly in Togo and Ghana.

There are 4,000 people who speak Agotime/Adanbe, Dangbe, Adangbe language in the African countries of Togo and Ghana.

Adyghe Language

Adyghe is also known as Adyghe, West Circassian. Adyghe/West Circassian is one of the official languages of the Republic of Adygea in the Russian Federation.

The Adyghe language is spoken by many tribes such as the Adyghe people, Abzekh, Adamey, Bzhedug, Hatuqwai, Temirgoy, Mamkhegh, Natekuay, Shapsug, Zhaney, and Yegerikuay.

There are 128,000 people who speak Adyghe/West Circassian in Russia.

Afar Language

Afar language is also known as ’Afar Af, Afaraf, Qafar af. It is spoken in the African region of Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.

There are 1,973,800 people who speak the Afar/ ‘Afar Af, Afaraf, Qafar Af language.

Afrikaans Language

Afrikaans is a language that is widely spoken in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. It is a West Germanic Language.

Afrikaans is one of the 11 official languages of South Africa.

It is said that Afrikaans has influences and its roots from English, Khoi, Xhosa, Asian Malay, Malagasy, San, Portuguese, and Fresch languages.

There are more than 15 million speakers of Afrikaans.

The term Afrikaans comes from the Dutch language which means simply African.

Ainu Language

The Ainu language is also called as Ainuic, Aynu. Ainu language is mostly spoken by the Ainu people who live in the Northern part of Japan.

Ainu is a group of languages or a language family which has different varieties. The only surviving variety is the Hokkaido Ainu.

The UNESCO has listed the Hokkaido Ainu in the critically endangered language list.

Ajië Language

Ajië Language is also known as Houailoy, Wailu, Wai, A’jie. Ajie is spoken in New Caledonia.

The Ajie language has about 4000 speakers.

Akan Language

The Akan language is spoken by the Akan people of Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Togo. The Akan language is spoken by more than 11 million in Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Togo.

Albanian Language

The Albanian language is spoken in many countries including Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Italy, Serbia, Croatia, and Romania.

The Albanian language is spoken by 7.5 million people in the world.

Aleut

Amdang

Amharic

Ancient Egyptian Language

Angika

Apache

Arabic

Aragonese

Aragon

Aramaic

Arapaho

Armenian

Armenian (Eastern)

Armenian (Western)

Arrernte

Assamese

Asturian

Avar

Avestan

Aymara

Äynu

Azerbaijani

Languages that start with B

Baga

Bai

Balinese

Balti

Bambara

Bantu

Basa-Gumna

Bashkir

Basque

Bassa

Batak

Belarusian

Bemba

Bengali

Berber

Berta

Bislama

Blackfoot

Bodo

Bosnian

Breton

Buginese

Buhid

Bulgarian

Burmese

Languages that start with C

Cahuill

Cantonese

Carrier

Catalan

Cayuga

Cebuano

Chamorro

Chechen

Cherokee

Chewa

Cheyenne

Chhattisgarhi

Chickasaw

Chinese

Chinese (Classical)

Chipewyan

Choctaw

Chuvash

Cimbrian

Comanche

Coptic

Cornish

Corsican

Cree

Croatian

Cupeño

Czech

Languages that start with D

Dakhini

Dakota

Dalecarlian

Danish

Dargwa

Dari

Dhivehi

Drehu

Dungan

Dutch

Dzongkha

Languages that start with E

Egyptian Arabic

English

Erzya

Esperanto

Estonian

Evenki

Ewe

Eyak

Languages that start with F

Faroese

Fijian

Fiji Hindi

Filipino

Finnish

Fon

French

Frisian (North)

Frisian (Saterland)

Frisian (West)

Friulian

Fula

Fur

Languages that start with G

Ga

Galician

Gan

Ge’ez

Georgian

German

Gikuyu

Gilbertese

Godoberi

Gothic

Greek

Greenlandic

Guaraní

Gujarati

Gumuz

Gurung

Gwich’in

Languages that start with H

Haida

Hainanese

Haitian Creole

Hakka

Harari

Hausa

Hawaiian

Hebrew

Herero

Himba

Hindi

Hindustani

Hiri Motu

Hmong

Hopi

Hungarian

Languages that start with I

Icelandic

Ido

Igbo

Ik

Ilocano

Indonesian

Ingush

Interlingua

Inuktitut

Inupiat

Irish

Isthmus Nahuatl

Italian

Languages that start with J

Japanese

Javanese

Judaeo-Spanish

Jutish

Jèrriais

Languages that start with K

Kabardian

Kabyle

Kaingang

Kannada

Kanuri

Karakalpak

Karamojong

Karelian

Kashmiri

Kashubian

Kazakh

Kelantanese Malay

Kendeje

Khakas

Khmer

Khoekhoe

Khowar

Kinyarwanda

Kiribati

Konkani

Korean

Kuliak

Kumyk

Kurdish

Kurdish (Southern)

Kurmanji

Kutchi

Kwadi

Languages that start with L

Ladakhi

Ladin

Lakota

Lao

Latin

Latvian

Laz

Leonese

Lepcha

Limbu

Limburgish

Lingala

Lisu

Lithuanian

Livonian

Low German

Low Prussian Dialect

Luba-Kasai

Luganda

Luiseño

Luo

Luri

Luxembourgish

Languages that start with M

Maasai

Macedonian

Magahi

Magar

Maithili

Makassarese

Malagasy

Malay

Malayalam

Maltese

Manchu

Mandarin

Manx

Marathi

Marshallese

Masalit

Meitei

Miami-Illinois – Myaamia

Michoacán Nahuatl

Min

Min Bei

Min Dong

Min Nan

Min Zhong

Mon

Mongolian

Montenegrin

Muscogee Creek

Musgu

Muskum

Maori

Languages that start with N

Nagumi

Nahuatl

Navajo

Ndyuka

Nepal Bhasa

Nepali

Ngbee

Northern Thai

Norwegian – Norsk

Nuosu

Nyangia

Languages that start with O

Occidental

Occitan

Ojibwe

Okinawan Japanese

Old Church Slavonic

Old English

Omotik

Odia

Languages that start with P

Pahari

Palula

Pashto

Pattani Malay

Persian

Phoenician

Piman

Pipil

Pitjantjatjara

Plautdietsch

Polish

Portuguese

Punjabi language

Pu-Xian Min

Languages that start with Q

Quechuan

Languages that start with R

Raga

Rajasthani

Rohingya

Romani

Romanian

Romansh

Russian

Rusyn

Ruthenian

Languages that start with S

Sami (Inari)

Sami (Kildin)

Sami (Lule)

Sami (Northern)

Sami (Pite)

Sami (Skolt)

Sami (Southern)

Sámi (Ter)

Sami (Ume)

Samoan

Sanskrit

Sardinian

Saurashtra

Scots

Scottish Gaelic

Serbian

Serer

Shan

Shanghaiese

Sherpa language

Shona

Sicilian

Sikkimese

Sindhi

Sinhala

Slovak

Slovene

Somali

Sorani

Sotho

Spanish – Español

Stellingwarfs

Sundanese

Swahili

Swedish

Swiss German

Sylheti

Languages that start with T

Tagalog

Tahitian

Tai Dam

Tai Khün

Tai Lü

Tai Nüa

Tamang

Tamil

Tangut

Tatar

Telugu

Tepes

Teribe

Tetum

Thai

Tibetan

Tigrinya

Tok Pisin

Tongan

Tongva

Tsez

Tswana

Tuareg

Tunica

Turkish

Tulu language

Languages that start with U

Uduk

Ukrainian

Urdu

Uyghur

Uzbek

Languages that start with V

Valencian

Venda

Venetian

Vietnamese

Volapük

Võro

Languages that start with W

Walloon

Warlpiri

Welsh

West Frisian

Wolof

Wu

Languages that start with X

Xaracuu

Xhosa

Xiang

Xibe

Languages that start with Y

Yapese

Yiddish

Yoruba

Yue

Languages that start with Z

Zhuang

Zulu

Conclusion about world language list

So, this is a huge list that we have collected from various sources. People from around the world have contributed to making this list and I salute all the linguists, polyglots, language experts, writers, and researchers who put in their hard work and discovered hidden civilizations with different languages and written forms of communication.

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